Cougs Offensive Line has made a 180 from last year

PULLMAN, WA - There was an impressive stat that many overlooked in the Coug's 49-37 win over Utah last Saturday.

The now 4-7 Utah Utes came into that game leading the nation in sacks...this may have been overlooked because not one sack was given up by the Cougs all day, which is a major testament to how much the Washington state offensive line has flourished over the past year.

That can only get more impressive when you realize that in quarterback Connor Halliday's 488-yard, four-touchdown day, he dropped back 62 times to pass, and was still never touched! Regardless of how impressive that sounds, these figures are an afterthought for the crew that is out there making it happen.

"When you're out there, you're not even thinking about it, you're just trying play next play," said center Elliott Bosch. Trying to keep him protected...I didn't even know till the end of the game that he didn't get touched. That's exciting but during the game you don't really think about it."

"I know the O-Line has played unbelievable from, go one through five, all of them have played better than anyone could have imagined," said Halliday.

The block party continues this Friday during arguably the biggest game of the year this season when the Cougs travel to Seattle to take on the Washington Huskies for the annual Apple Cup game...kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m.